Zero Waste Associate
Mike Nguyen, Zero Waste Associate, brings expertise in creativity, workflow management, and instructional delivery. Mike joins us from Mariposa ECO Consulting where he worked to broaden knowledge of Zero Waste and supported the Office of Environmental Health & Safety for the Los Angeles Unified School District. He has provided training on waste recycling and eco-friendly environmental health safety. Mike has delivered training to 300-2000 facility workers, teachers, staff, and students on proper recycling procedures, and was responsible for coordinating meetings with schools and their leadership. He has devised detailed maps, and planned daily audits of schools and waste assessments. Mike has managed projects and contracts with the Cities of Inglewood, Los Alamitos, Los Angeles, Maywood, Seal Beach, and Whittier.
Mike's areas of professional strengths include strategic planning, team leadership, brand awareness, social media, and mechanical art/print production. As a lifelong creative, Mike also maintains a photography practice, specializing in lifestyle and production photography. His portfolio includes comprehensive brand strategy, campaign coordination, and relationships with multinational corporations. Mike holds degrees in the arts and business from the Academy of Arts Institute San Francisco, the University of Santa Barbara, and Pasadena Community College.